Photo: View of San Cristobal de las Casas

 

San Cristobal de las Casas from Martyr's Hill

San Cristobal de las Casas from Martyr's Hill

It is a steep hike up San Cristóbal’s Martyr hill to the Templo de San Cristobal, also known as El Cerrito, but the views are worth it. Founded in 1528 much of San Cristóbal de las Casas maintains its Spanish colonial layout and its architecture, with red tile roofs, cobblestone streets and wrought iron balconies often flowing with flowers. In the upper left you can just make out the impressive Guadalupe Church.

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In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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